Tag Archives: @thebrainlair

May 22

Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith – Review by Kathy M. Burnette

Smith, Roland. Zach’s Lie. Disney-Hyperion, 2003. 211p. 978078681440. Genre: Mixed Genre -Mystery and Adventure Cover Appeal: Those eyes look scared. The lines give the cover a suspense-filled edge. Jack and his family are threatened by some thugs in the middle of the night.  The men drag Jack, his sister Joanne, and his mom from their […]

We Want You! Batty About Books Goes Wild! – Maria Selke and Kathy Burnette

I’ve always wanted the chance to be part of a book club. Unfortunately, most of the local people I know don’t tend to choose the books I like. So when I had the chance to “buddy up” with Kathy Burnette (aka @thebrainlair) last year, I eagerly jumped on board. We formed an alliance called “Batty […]

Batty About Book Buddies by Maria Selke and Kathy M. Burnette

What’s the best way to grow as a reader? Have authentic conversations about books with a fellow book lover. This is the tale of how Kathy and Maria became book buddies. When we discuss our books on a Google doc, Maria uses purple text and Kathy uses blue. We’ll continue that tradition here as we […]

Solace and Joy

Due to some unforeseen circumstances our Nerdy post today was unable to run. We’ve decided to rerun Kathy Burnette’s wonderful post from December. Enjoy! ********************************************************* I know the power of books. They can change your life. Oft times I look out over my library and smile. This is my job. I get to go to […]

Solace and Joy

I know the power of books.  They can change your life. Oft times I look out over my library and smile.  This is my job. I get to go to work and read, and talk about reading, and convince others to read.  And they pay me.  Not much, but still. They.Pay.Me! This is not the […]